Television: Farewell to a Phenomenon

After 109 episodes, Charlie's Angels are folding their wings

Let Our Angel Live is the title of this doomed show. Jaclyn Smith is pursuing a villain who has robbed a client of $200,000, but when she tries to question him, he shoots her. Right in the head. Screams. A smear of blood beside the right ear. So they rush her to the hospital, and there, as one of the studio memos puts it, "the other Angels and Bosley reminist [sic] about their experiences."

There was the time, for instance, when Jaclyn was shot full of...

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